Once upon a time — when contact lenses were still fairly primitive technology — a great many people in need of vision correction were excluded from wearing them. Some of these suffered from allergies. Others suffered from astigmatism. Still others just couldn’t get used to the feel of those old lenses. Luckily for those needing vision correction today, however, new materials and techniques mean that a much higher percentage of people are able to ditch the eyeglasses for lenses that rest directly on their eyes. Are you considering making the switch to contact lenses? Here’s what you can expect when you come in for an exam with your Lake View optometrist at Chicago Vision Club.
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If you already have glasses, the first part of the exam will be identical to what you’ve experienced in the past. We’ll start with depth perception and glaucoma tests, and then move on to reading charts. If it turns out you’re having trouble seeing, we’ll take a closer look to determine precisely what kind of supplemental optics you’ll need to clear up your vision. This is the point at which things will diverge from your past optometric experience. Although you can get away with wearing pants, a shirt or even glasses that aren’t quite the right size, the same is not true for contact lenses, which require a close fit to stay adhered to the surface of your eye. Our Lake View optometrist will need to take very precise measurements of your eyes in order to select the right lenses. You’ll also need to be briefed on how to take your new contacts in and out and on how to care for them. Finally, you’ll need to come into Chicago Vision Club for a follow-up appointment to make sure your eyes aren’t reacting badly to having foreign objects in them.
Today’s contact lens technology makes vision correction easier than ever before in the history of humanity. Let our Lake View optometrist show you the many options available. Even if you were told you could wear contacts in the past, come into Chicago Vision Club and as about the next generation of lenses. You might be pleasantly surprised.
Did you know that glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss in adults today? At Chicago Vision Club, our Lake View eye doctor is here to provide you with all the information you need about glaucoma so that you can recognize symptoms and be aware if you are at risk. Glaucoma actually refers to not one, but several eye diseases relating to an increased pressure on the optic nerve. Unfortunately, the most common form of glaucoma can often go undetected, because it usually does not present completely noticeable symptoms as it develops so gradually and slowly. In fact, you may not realize you even have glaucoma until the condition has already advanced significantly and your vision has already been compromised in a noticeable fashion. This can, however, be avoided if you visit our Lake View eye doctor regularly for glaucoma screenings.
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The biggest risk factor for glaucoma is age, so once you are over the age of 60 you should be having your eyes checked habitually, and this eye exam should include a glaucoma screening. The most effective way to test for glaucoma is to do a reading of your intraocular pressure. If our Lake View eye doctor notices that your intraocular pressure is abnormally high, we will do further testing as necessary to complete a diagnosis of glaucoma. Early detection of glaucoma usually means that you will have more treatment options available to you, and that these treatments are likely to be more effective. This also increases the chance that your vision will be able to be preserved for longer.
If you are interested in learning more about your eye health and the various related services provided by our Lake View eye doctor at Chicago Vision Club, we encourage you to visit our practice’s website, where you can find additional information on these subjects. If you have any questions or concerns that you would like addressed by a professional, do not hesitate to contact us by phone or online. If you are due for an eye exam, please do not delay in scheduling an appointment at Chicago Vision Club. We hope to see you soon.